The article I read was written by Linda D. Piette, titled how much protein does your toddler need. This article was very informative because it discussed how crucial protein is during the stages of a toddler’s life unlike adults. Once a child reaches one year old, they develop a protein need for 16 grams per day this will last until three years of age. If the child’s weight is more or less than normal, adjust the grams based on his or her body size. However, an average adult needs 0.6 – 0.8 grams of protein for every 2.2lbs of body weight. It is very hard to have a child sit and chew a piece of meat, which is where you receive most of your protein, therefore finding different sources of protein for your child is a must. Without the proper protein in child’s diet, they will not grow to proper height. There is also risk of vegetarians not having enough protein in their diets; it is mostly when they are younger. Vegetarian children under three are not allowed milk therefore; there lack protein.
The great part of this article is most parents are giving their children the proper amount of protein but may be calculating the protein consumption wrong. Many popular foods like peanut butter, hamburgers, cheese, and milk add up to more than four times the actual protein needed in a day and that is for children and adults [(Linda D. Piette, 1995)]. Even though many people think it is hard to get enough protein in their diets, many foods right now they are eating give them the protein needed daily. [continues]
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